Appendix B. Apps for Designers

You can’t be the best carpenter if you don’t have the best tools. Luckily, it doesn’t take much effort to assemble a strong toolbox. Throughout this book, a handful of apps have been mentioned in passing, but this appendix is a quick reference of the ones that are more than worthwhile to look at when building your own designs.

Note that some of these tools are only available on OS X; but if you’re on Windows, fear not. Many of these apps are available for that platform, or other apps exist that can perform similar tasks.

Adobe Photoshop

If you’ve ever done any visual design, either for print or digital mediums, you’ve inevitably heard of (or hopefully used) Adobe’s Photoshop. Even if you haven’t, the application ...

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